Circle Art Auction 2015 Lot 6 Joseph Bertiers

Joseph Bertiers (Kenyan, born 1963)
The Hawkers, 2015
Scrap metal sculpture
96 x 60 x 40 cm

Ksh 200,000-250,000
(US$ 1,820-2,275)
Sold Ksh 234,800

Provenance: direct from the artist

Bertiers explains that the debauched scene of The Hawkers shows a police truck rounding up street-sellers who aren’t allowed to work after 10.30 pm. They are outlawed to help police control illicit trade such as prostitution and the production of chang’aa.